Triple Crown? Decision Made On Kentucky Derby Winner Rich Strike Running In Preakness

Triple Crown? Decision Made On Kentucky Derby Winner Rich Strike Running In Preakness


Rich Strike, the 80-1 long shot that won Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, will bypass a shot at racing’s triple crown by skipping the Preakness to focus on the Belmont Stakes.

The colt, which thrilled over 100,000 fans at Churchill Downs in the 148th “Run for the Roses,” needs to rest up for the third race of the sport’s coveted triple crown, said owner Rick Dawson. The horse known to its team as “Ritchie” has already made history by being the second-longest shot to win in the Kentucky Derby 148-year history.

“Our original plan for Rich Strike was contingent on the KY Derby, should we not run in the derby we would point toward the Preakness, should we run in the Derby, subject to the race outcome & the

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